"Liberty is to the collective body,
what health is to every individual body.
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man;
without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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Too bad the GOP are so intent upon taking this liberty from the collective in service to their special interest groups (the rich & the radical religious right).
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    Great words from a great man. There is much we can learn from the wisdom of our forefathers. We Americans can bring this country back in line with the ideals and vision of our forefathers if we focus with intent on their wise counsel and act accordingly.
     -- KS, Queensbury,NY.     
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    It's hard to say if he promotes Liberty for the collective or the individual here, poorly stated or misquoted.
     -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco [Mes(-)Van Dongen] Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), BC(SU), USoEh!(USoA)     
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    Too bad the liberal left are so intent upon taking this liberty from the collective in service to their special interest groups (the lazy and the thieving left).
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Lots of people say I am sick - but I often feel content. And if society is oppressed, it is still free to revolt. Michael Moore is a major investor in Haliburton. And where might all the other far-left multimillionheirs have their millions invested? Far-left and far-right meet at the ends, where they are the same.
     -- David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Too bad the quote comes from Henry St. John Bolingbroke in "The Idea of a Patriot King" and not Jefferson. Blingerbroke was a favorite writer of King George III.
     -- Bob, Fliint, MI     
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